Recognizing cognates – interactive slideshow

This is lesson 2 in a lesson series that focuses on challenges in understanding and learning Russian vocabulary. This lesson focuses on: recognizing where cognates are likely to occur, recognizing letters and letter combinations used predominantly in foreign words, recognizing violations of spelling and pronunciation rules in foreign words, recognizing ways of transliterating English to Russian, recognizing Russian equivalents of English suffixes, recognizing the productive verb suffix -oвать with foreign roots, recognizing “false friends”.

Recognizing cognates

Author: Shannon Donnally Spasova

Made with the support of Michigan State University

Technology used to create this lesson: H5P.

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Project Tags lesson series Level Intermediate Activity Type Reading, Vocabulary Format Interactive Slideshow, Lesson Vocabulary Vocabulary, Word Formation